A few people have been asking me how to do HDR photos.

‘High-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI or HDR) is a set of techniques used in imaging and photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than standard digital imaging or photographic techniques can do.’

To do it properly you need to take three photos(make sure its on a tripod), one overexposed ie wash’d out so you see all the details in the shadows etc.. one normal exposure and one underexposed, ie dark so you see all the details in clouds for example. Then you need to process it in Photoshop HDR merge or a program called Photomatix pro (much better than photoshop with a better result) or with Digital Photo Professional(free with Canon cameras)

These programs basically merge all the shots so you keep all the detail, not like a normal shot where there would be dark and light sections with loss of detail.